I feel like this documentary is big enough to earn its own thread. So what do you think…. will it get an Oscar nomination?
A haunting portrait of the life of a tortured soul battling her demons that turns a story of fame into a tragedy that could have been very well prevented. It is really really slow in the first half and a lot of that has to do with the lack of on screen interviews to break up the archival footage. All of the interviews are done through voice over and it just felt like walking around in a museum with those walking tour things you can by on the way in. It also removed a lot of the emotional depth of the movie seeing the faces of Amy’s friends and coworkers and what a huge loss it was to them. But when you start to see her career rise it gets more interesting and seeing where it all started to crumble. It the wave of all the somber moments in her life, the scene of her winning the Grammy almost moves you to tears seeing how much crap she went through to get there but then you quickly go back to more and more sadness until the end. In the end, it is informative and a nice depiction of a really sad circumstance but leaves your brain wondering away in certain moments due to its flow issues. 4 stars
Laactingnyc, you’re right about this one, but every movie deserves its own thread, unlike many stanners or stalkers who keep on pushing separate and individual performances or thoughts in multiple threads, collapsing GoldDerby.
Amy opens today in my country and it looks spectacular. I’m a big fan of Asif Kapadia so I’ll go to the theater next Wednesday to see this.